behindthegrooves: On this day in music histor…

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: October 11, 1986 – “When I Think Of You” by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the R&B singles chart on October 4, 1986, and topping the Club Play chart for 3 weeks on September 20, 1986. Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson, it is the first chart topping single for the youngest member of musical Jackson family. Written midway through the sessions for Janet Jackson’s third album “Control”, Jackson collaborates on the light and fun song with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “When I Think Of You” is supported by an elaborate music video directed by Julien Temple (“The Great Rock & Roll Swindle”, “Absolute Beginners”), featuring Janet dancing and skipping through a neighborhood (built on a large sound stage), with the clip being edited to look like it had been shot almost entirely in one take. Released as the third single from “Control” on July 28, 1986, it is another immediate hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #60 on August 9, 1986, it climbs to the top of the chart nine weeks later. Also released as a 12" dance remix (remixed by Jam & Lewis) at the time of its original release, it races to the top of the Billboard dance chart, becoming Jackson’s first number one single on that chart. “When I Think Of You” remixed again in 1995 and 1996 by house music producers Deep Dish, Heller & Farley, and David Morales. The remixes are released in the UK as limited edition double 12" vinyl and CD singles. “When I Think Of You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.